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Applause and The Sound of Applause

Rock Hall’s Greg Harris; Bessie Smith Story; DJ Norm N. Nite

Thursday, February 28, 2013

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We meet the new President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Greg Harris, who lays our his plans to more the museum forward.

Singer Bessie Smith was perhaps the most popular female singer of the twenties and thirties. She is credited with bringing the blues into the mainstream. Bessie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. We sit down with actress Miche Braden who brings Bessie Smith’s rags to riches story to life on stage at the Cleveland Playhouse.

DJ Norm N. Nite stepped up to the microphone 50 years ago during the era of Rock and Roll. Some of you might remember his oldies format show in the 70’s on WGAR in Cleveland dubbed the Night Train. Others might know his name from his weekend show on Sirius Radio featuring early Rock and Roll. But what most people don’t know about Norm N. Nite is the important role he played in bringing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum to Cleveland.

Guests

Gregorey Harris, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Actress Miche (Mickey) Braden, portrays Bessie Smith, in “The Devil’s Music” at the Cleveland Playhouse

Dee Jay Norm N. Nite

Additional Information

Gregorey Harris, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Actress Miche Braden, portray’s Bessie Smith, in the “Devil’s Music” at the Cleveland Playhouse
Dee Jay Norm N. Nite

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Arts and Culture, History, Music, Photography, Theatre

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Special Thanks

Special thanks to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College for the use of their Steinway Piano.

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Production of arts and culture programming on ideastream is made possible by grants from:

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The Cleveland Foundation; The Dominion Foundation; Eaton Corporation Charitable Foundation; The George Gund Foundation; The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation; The Kulas Foundation; The John P. Murphy Foundation; The Nord Family Foundation; The Corrine L. Dodero Foundation for the Arts and Sciences; and The Stroud Family Exempt Trust.

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Applause is an Emmy award-winning locally produced TV show that celebrates artists and cultural groups around Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

The Sound of Applause, ideastream’s weekday radio magazine, celebrates the visual and performing arts, explores cultural trends, and examines current events through an artistic lens.

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Applause

WVIZ/PBS
Thursday 7:30 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 12:30 PM

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Tuesday 12:30 AM / 4:30 AM / 8:30 AM / 4:00 PM
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90.3 WCPN
Monday-Thursday 2:00 PM / 10:00 PM

Dee Perry image courtesy Chris Stephens, The Plain Dealer